CNaught is a software company that enables organizations to reduce the carbon footprint of their business activities. We provide a carbon credit API to help create carbon-neutral products and services.
CNaught is a developer-oriented product. Your developer can sign up for free at app.cnaught.com and get their API keys for usage in a sandbox environment. Once billing has been set up, you can place orders for carbon credits via the API or SDKs.
Customers purchase carbon credits from CNaught via their web dashboard or our API. Orders can be placed in quantities as low as a kilogram (the equivalent of powering a lightbulb for one day). CNaught matches that order in exactly the same amount with verified carbon removals and offsets (credits) that we have already purchased and retired. Once we allocate these credits to CNaught customers, we remove them from our inventory and do not allocated them to more than one customer. Customers are provided a certificate noting the quantity of the credit and the project that it was matched with.
CNaught purchases and retires carbon removal and offset credits from projects that we have vetted and meet our requirements for permanence, additionality, and risk. These projects have been certified by registries, including Verra, Gold Standard, and American Carbon Registry, which require meeting measurement and verification standards. CNaught also uses data from third-party ratings providers, including BeZero, Sylvera, and Renoster to select the highest quality projects available to minimize the risk of project underperformance.
No. Carbon removal and offsets are both an integral part of the climate solution. CNaught has adopted the Oxford Principles for Net Zero Aligned Offseting which includes both carbon removal (active elimination of carbon dioxide through techniques including planting trees) and carbon offsets (prevention of additional carbon dioxide generation through techniques including forrest conservation).
No. To simplify the purchase process and to encourage the adoption of a wide range of carbon credit solutions, CNaught matches customers with projects.
CNaught’s standard pricing is based on pay-as-you-go usage charges. There are no monthly recurring charges, fees to access the platform, or transaction charges. For full details, please see our pricing page.
For carbon credits, we charge a flat rate per ton.
Usage of estimate endpoints is free for CNaught customers.
You are allowed a maximum of 2 API Keys at a time. When a new key is created, the old one will be rotated out but will remain active for 24 hours.